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Genealogical Notes on Eleazer Alexander

References:

  1. Maury County Cemeteries
  2. Maury Genealogist, Volume 2-1973, Jill Garrett

 Eleazer Alexander was born in North Carolina on November 23, 1763 and came to Maury County among the earliest pioneers. He settled in 1808 on Carter’s Creek on land granted to the Revolutionary War Soldier, Benjamin Carter, the brother of his wife Margaret Carter. They were married in North Carolina on September 19, 1770. He died on on October 26, 1810 and is buried in the Alexander Cemetery near present day Spring Hill, TN in northern Maury County, one of the first burials in the county. He was a close friend of Ezekiel Polk and some of their heirs intermarried. Margaret Carter Alexander died on July 27, 1856 and is buried alongside her husband. Both graves are marked with headstones although the stone for Margaret is now damaged and the death date obscurred.

1811 Maury County Court Minutes pg 220

Margaret Alexander, relict of Eleazer Alexander, admitted as administratrix on estate. Her securities were Daniel Carter and John Pope.

1811 Maury County Court Minutes pg 225

Margaret Alexander, relict of Eleazer Alexander, deceased, returns inventory of his estate.

1811 Maury County Court Minutes pg 284

Margaret Alexander, admr of Eleazor Alexander, returned supplemental inventory. She was ordered to sell the perishable property of the estate.

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